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Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois

Books from the Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Since the 1940’s the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library has been building a collection of emblem books written from 1540-1800, published in Germany, France, Italy, Spain and England. Emblem books can be considered the multi-media publications of the 16th through the 18th centuries. Each emblem is composed of three constitutive elements - a motto, an illustration or "pictura" in the form of a woodcut or engraving, and an explanatory poem or "subscriptio." An emblem is more than the sum of its parts, because the interplay between text and image produces a greater meaning than any of the individual components can provide. Since 1998 the Rare Book & Manuscript Library has been enhancing access to the German emblem books through digitization. The digitization efforts are now being coordinated with the Herzog August Bibliothek, Wolfenbüttel. These two institutions are cooperating on the Project "Emblematica On-Line," funded by an NEH/DFG digital humanities grant to present emblem books in an innovative digital environment and to develop a portal for a key genre of Renaissance texts and images. The OpenEmblem Portal hosted at Illinois offers the ability to search and browse emblems from a variety of perspectives. Visit the German Emblem Book Project website.


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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Topic: Emblem books, German
First word of title in Greek characters
Topics: Emblem books, German, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Haecht Goidtsenhoven, Laurens van, fl. 1600; Zeter, Jacobus de, ill
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First word of title in Greek
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Herrichen, Johann Dietrich; Fridrich, Jacob Andreas, 1684-1751, ill
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Title derived by cataloger from bookseller's description
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, German
Printer's device on t.-p.; title within ornamental border; full page woodcut of the arms of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, on verso of t.-p.; emblems illustrated with 247 woodcut engravings within ornamental borders. Marginal notes
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Wither, George, 1588-1667; Rollenhagen, Gabriel, 1583-1619. Nucleus emblematorum; Passe, Crispijn van de, ca. 1565-1637, engraver; Marshall, William, fl. 1617-1650, engraver
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Without general t.p.; each book has special t.p.; books 2-4 have imprint: London, Printed by Augustine Mathevves, 1634
Topic: Emblem books, English
Signatures: A-Q R²
Topics: Heraldry, Insignia, Devices (Heraldry)
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bocchi, Achille, 1488-1562; Società Tipografica bolognese, publisher. pbl; Bonasone, Giulio, ca. 1498-ca. 1580, illustrator. ill; Fontana, Prospero, 1512-1597, illustrator. ill; Rocca, Michele, ca. 1670-ca. 1751, illustrator. ill
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151 engraved emblems; copperplates ascribed to Giulio Bonasone, after designs by Prospero Fontana and Parmigianino
Topics: Symbolism in art, Emblems, Latin, Art, Renaissance
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bocchi, Achille, 1488-1562; Società Tipografica bolognese, publisher. pbl; Bonasone, Giulio, ca. 1498-ca. 1580, illustrator. ill; Fontana, Prospero, 1512-1597, illustrator. ill; Rocca, Michele, ca. 1670-ca. 1751, illustrator. ill
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151 engraved emblems; copperplates ascribed to Giulio Bonasone, after designs by Prospero Fontana and Parmigianino
Topics: Symbolism in art, Emblems, Latin, Art, Renaissance
Acquired: 16 July 1968 (Beyers).
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --Germany --17th century., Emblems, Latin --Germany...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bolland, Johannes, 1596-1665; Galle, Cornelis, 1576-1650; Tollenaer, Jean de, 1582-1643, attributed name; Poirters, Adrien, 1605-1674; Bolland, Johannes, 1596-1665.
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Signatures: * A-4X
Topics: Jesuits, Jesuits --Belgium., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --Belgium --17th...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Cats, Jacob, 1577-1660; Schipper, Jan Jacobsz, printer
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Met privilegie -- title page
Topics: Emblems, Emblem Books, Dutch
Colophon: "Parisiis. Excudebat Guil. Morel. Calend. Febr. An. 1550"
Topics: Greek language, Greek type
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Snyders, Michael, printer; Schoor, Gillis van, b. 1596, engraver; Mallery, Karel van, 1571-ca. 1635, engraver
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Title within ornamental illustrated border
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Latin, Emblem books, French
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629; Veen, Gijsbert van, 1558-1630, engraver; Ledesma, Alonso de, fl. 1600; Hattron, Charles Philippe; Moretus, Balthasar, 1615-1674, printer; Nash, N. Frederick (Norman Frederick), 1936-, former owner. IU-R
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Comprises 60 engravings with text (Latin prose and Spanish, Dutch and French verse) on opposite pages
Topic: Love in art
Dutch, French, Latin and Spanish
Topics: Emblems, Love, Love
Copy 2 bound with: Woodward, George. Poems on several occasions. Oxford, 1730; and Tolson, Francis. Proposals for the printing, Hermathenae. [London, 1739]
Topic: Alphabet
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Alciati, Andrea, 1492-1550; Mignault, Claude, ca. 1536-1606; Pignoria, Lorenzo, 1571-1631; Sánchez de las Brozas, Francisco, 1523-1601.; Thuilius, Joannes, d. 1630.; Morel, Fédéric, ca. 1552-1630. Corollaria et monita.; Frambotto, Paolo, printer.; Cavagna Sangiuliani di Gualdana, Antonio, conte, 1843-1913, former owner.; De Toma, Giacomo, former owner.; Armenise, Raffaele, 1852-1925.
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"211 woodcuts of emblems from the same blocks as from the Paduan 1618 edition- now within borders, and one new "offensive" emblem, i.e. no. lxxx"--cf. Landwehr.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Latin --Italy --17th century., Emblem books --Italy...
Place of publication transposed; appears on title page following printer information. Approximate date of publication from McGeary & Nash
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Latin
Date of publication from VD 17 (online)
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Latin
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Sucquet, Antoine, 1574-1627?; Aertssens, Hendrik, 1586-1658, printer; Bolswert, Boëce van, ca. 1580-1633, ill
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Engraved title-page
Topics: Devotional literature, Latin (Medieval and modern), Christian life, Future life, Emblems, Emblems,...
Signatures: a-h A-3Z 4A-4D 4E²
Topics: Innocent X, Pope, 1574-1655, Emblems, Emblem books, Latin, Egyptian language, Mythology, Egyptian,...
Met privilegie -- title page
Topics: Songs, Dutch, Hymns, Dutch, Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Luiken, Jan, 1649-1712
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Signatures: A-Z, Aa-Cc
Topics: Didactic poetry, Dutch, Emblem books, Dutch, Nature --Religious aspects --Poetry.
Depicts shooting festival held to celebrate the birth of Prince Leopold, son and short-lived heir of Emperor Charles VI
Topics: Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor, 1685-1740, Leopold, Archduke of Austria, 1716-1716, Emblems, Emblem...
Has additional half title: Aigentlicher Abritz der neuen im Spital aufgehengten Tafeln
Topics: Heilig-Geist-Spital (Nuremberg, Germany), Emblems, Emblem books, German
McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Topics: Symbolism in medicine, Heart
A souvenir of the Emperor's funeral organised by the Jesuit College of Vienna in the Jesuitenkirche, June 14-16, 1657
Topic: Ferdinand III, Holy Roman Emperor, 1608-1657
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Cuomo, Francesco, fl. ca. 1615; Petrarca, Francesco, 1304-1374; Virgil; De Palma, Valerio; Stegemeier, Henri, 1912-, former owner; Post-1650 Manuscript Collection (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library)
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Ms. emblem book, with drawings in sepia and gold ink depicting a falling or fallen cypress tree in the garden of Vittorio Prioli of Leccio, Italy, on 2 March 1615. Most of the mottoes, in Italian or Latin, are taken or adapted from Petrarch or Virgil. Contains two laudatory poems: "Valerio de Palma à Frà Fran.co Cuomo." (fol. 2) and "In Lode dell'Autore frà Gioanne Sezzo. Francescano." (fol. 103)
Topics: Cuomo, Francesco, fl. ca. 1615, Sezzo, Giovanni, Cypress, Manuscripts, Italian, Manuscripts, Latin...
Imperfect? Cf. J. Landwehr. German emblem books, 1531-1888. Utrecht, 1972. No. 401: 20 . and 16 illus
Frontispiece included in pagination
Topics: Conduct of life --Juvenile poetry., Conduct of life --Juvenile literature., Emblem books, English...
Engraved title-page
Topics: Divination, Christian life, Emblems, Emblems, Latin, Emblems, Dutch, Emblems, French
Includes 50 emblems with explanatory captions on rectos and facing biblical stories on versos of the preceeding page
Topics: Bible, Devotional exercises, Emblem books
The genealogical table has title: Genealogia S. Guillelmi ..Authore r. domino Christophoro Butkens
Topic: Cistercians
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Del Bene, Bartolommeo, b. 1514; Marcile, Théodore, 1548-1617; Leu, Thomas de, fl. 1576-1614
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Engraved title-page signed by Thomas de Leu; 33 emblematical copperplates; head and tail pieces; initials
Topics: Aristotle, Utopias in literature, Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bruin, Claas, 1671-1731; Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629. Amoris Divini emblemata. Dutch.; Schijnvoet, Jacobus, fl. 1704-1733.
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Signatures: *⁴ A-H⁸.
Topics: Veen, Otto van, 1556-1629. Amoris Divini emblemata., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books,...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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Errors in running title of bk.2 : p. 173 and 177-189 have "Emb. Lib. I."
Topic: Emblem books
McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Topic: Emblems
Title page in red and black
Topics: Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint, Benedictine, St. Ulrich und Afra (Benedictine abbey : Augsburg,...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Hesman, Gerrit, 1661-ca1715; Bruin, Claes, 1671-1732
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With 65 engraved emblems, after Otto Vaenius' Amorum emblemata
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblems, Dutch --Netherlands --18th century., Emblem books...
Signatures: a-e (-e8), A-3P
Topics: Bible, Prayer books, Lutheran Church, Emblems, Emblem books, German
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Education of princes, Symbolism in art
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Heinsius, Daniel, 1580-1655; Schrijver, Pieter, 1576-1660; Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638
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Dedication signed (foot of (*)4v): "Petrus Scriuerius."
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Willink, Daniël, 1676-1722; Wandelaar, Jan, 1690-1759; Schijnvoet, Jacobus, fl. 1704-1733
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Added engraved t.p. signed: I Wandelaar del. et fec
McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Added t.p., engraved and illustrated
Topics: Death --Meditations., Dance of death
Signatures: *, **, A-T.
Topics: Dance of death, Death --Meditations.
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Le Moyne, Pierre, 1602-1671; Cramoisy, Sébastien, 1585-1669, printer.; Mabre-Cramoisy, Sébastien, printer.
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"122 copperplates of devices and 36 other devices without figure." -M. Praz, Studies in seventeenth-century imagery, 1947, v. 2, p. 97
Topics: Devices (Heraldry) --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, French...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Luiken, Jan, 1649-1712
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Signatures: A-O.
Topics: Didactic poetry, Dutch, Emblem books, Dutch., Mysticism --Poetry., Values --Poetry.
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Pietrasanta, Silvestro, 1590-1647; Moretus, Balthasar, 1574-1641, printer.
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Engraved t.p. by C. Galle, after Rubens; title within pictorial borders.
Topics: Carafa family --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Latin --Belgium...
Paged continuously
Topic: Death
Added t.-p, engraved, with vignette
Topic: Death
Publisher's device on t.p.; tailpieces
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Spanish
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bargagli, Scipione, d. 1612
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"Delle lodi dell accademie. Oratione di Scipion Bargagli, M.D.LIX. Riformata ... e ristampata": p. 511-545
Topics: Emblems, Devices (Heraldry)
Title-pages of parts two and three are dated 1624 and bear an additional printer: "Nella stampa del Pasquati."
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Italian
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Capaccio, Giulio Cesare, 1552-1634; Salviani, Orazio; Carlino, Giovanni Giacomo; Pace, Antonio
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Each pt. has special t.p
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Italian, Devices (Heraldry)
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Poirters, Adrien, 1605-1674; Bouttats, Frederik, ca. 1620-1676, engraver; Vidua et haeredes Ioannes Cnobbarus, printer
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Engraved title-page
Topics: Emblems, Emblems, Dutch
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Sucquet, Antoine, 1574-1627; Bolswert, Boëce van, ca. 1580-1633
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Signatures: (?)8, A-2X8, 2Y16, 2Z-3L8, 3M6
Topics: Christian life, Christian ethics
Signatures: A-C D²
Topics: Emblems, Emblem books, Danish, Emblem books
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Ludwig, Prince of Anhalt-Köthen, 1579-1650; Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft; Merian, Matthaeus, 1593-1650; Gray, E. Kenneth, associated name. IU-R
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Emblems of the members with their mottoes and assumed names, followed by the "Reimgesetze" (interpretation of the emblems in verse); in 4 parts, each with separate title page and preceded by the engraved emblem of the Society (the palm tree)
Topics: Fruchtbringende Gesellschaft, Emblems
Vol. [1]: [30], 288, 239-274 [i.e. 324] p., [34] leaves of plates
Topics: Emblems, Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books --Germany --18th century., Spiritual life...
Signatures: )( A-R S
Topics: Christian life, Devotional literature, German, Emblems
Ornamented initials, head and tail pieces
Topics: Devotional literature, Christian Life, Emblems, Emblem books, German
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Bourgogne, Antoine de, 1593 or 4-1657; Gheshier, Petrus.; Diepenbeeck, Abraham van, 1596-1675.; Merlen, Theodor van, 1600-1659.; Loemans, Arnold, fl. 1632-1656.; Pauli, Andries, 1600-1639.; Vidua et haeredes Ioannes Cnobbarus.
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Engraved illustrated t.p. by Theodor van Merlen after Abraham van Diepenbeeck. Engraving by A. Loemans on p. [3] depicting arms of Iudocus Bouckaert, Bishop of Ypre, to whom the work is dedicated. Fifty emblematic engravings by Andries Pauli after van Diepenbeeck. Tail-piece, initials.
Topics: Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Dutch --Belgium --17th century., Emblem books...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Baardt, Petrus; Flittner, Johann, 1618-1678. Nebulo nebulonum
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Author's name at head of title
Topics: Conduct of life, Christian ethics, Emblem books
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
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McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
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Half title: Devises et emblemes curieux anciennes & modernes, tirées des plus celebres auteurs : nouvellement inventées en latin, en françois, en italien, en allemand
Topic: Emblem books
"Par le sieur Henri Offelen" -- avertissement
Topics: Emblems, Devices (Heraldry)
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Paradin, Claude, 16th cent; Amboise, François d', 1550-1620
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Engraved t.p
Topics: Emblems, Heraldry
The etched emblems appear within elaborate borders of strapwork, architectural elements, figures, masks, swags, fruit, etc. They include Latin mottos. Dolce’s explanatory verses appear on the leaf following each emblem. These are printed letterpress, within one of two woodcut borders, and are numbered 1-52 at the upper right (mistakes, omissions). Plates [38] and [45] each contain two emblems.
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Topics: Devices (Heraldry) --Early works to 1800., Emblems --Early works to 1800., Emblem books, Italian...
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Giovio, Paolo, 1483-1552; Simeoni, Gabriele, 1509-1575; Domenichi, Lodovico, 1515-1564; Rouillé, Guillaume, 1518?-1589, printer
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Includes index
Topics: Emblems, Symbolism
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Giovio, Paolo, 1483-1552; Domenichi, Lodovico, 1515-1564; Giolito de' Ferrari, Gabriele, printer
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Signatures: * A-I
Topic: Emblems
Emblem Collection of the University of Illinois
by Houbraken, Arnold, 1660-1719; Folkema, Jacob, 1692-1767; Brit, Gezine, fl. 1698-1723
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Fifty-seven engr. emblems, with accompanying titles, mottoes, and verses. Some engravings signed: J. Folkema sculp
McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Topics: Symbolism, Art, Emblems
McGeary & Nash. Emblem books at the University of Illinois
Topics: Symbolism, Art, Emblems